Time once again for a ValleyWho update, this on the second day of voting as we head toward an 8 p.m. Sunday deadline for the end of the first round of competition.
(For those who don’t know about ValleyWho, here’s a quick link to all you need to know.)
Let’s get down to the Beehive’s March Madness:
GRACIELA MORENO VS. GARY SOTO: It’s so close that as of this writing, only ONE vote separates the two. (That’s out of more than 950 registered ValleyWho voters, according to Jody Murray, our hard-working online content producer, who has been obsessing over the stats like a baseball fan in a pennant race.)
ALAN AUTRY VS. THE WAVING LADY: In what could be a major upset, No. 1 seed Autry is trailing with 47% of the votes — a pretty good lead for the No. 16-seeded Lady. (Potential headline after first round: “Autry waves goodbye to ValleyWho.) But there’s still more than two full days of voting left. Perhaps “Bubba” fans do their best voting on the weekends.
DAVID MAS MASUMOTO VS. ANDY FINCH: With Philip Levine off to a comfortable lead in his race and Soto locked in a tight battle in his, another author is pulling down some strong numbers. Masumoto currently has a 54%-46% advantage over Olympic snowboarder Finch.
THE POTENTIAL UPSETS
HEIDI BLICKENSTAFF VS. SID HAIG: Wow. Blickenstaff, a No. 15 seed, is still pulling down 63% of the vote over No. 2 seeded Haig. And those numbers have been consistent throughout the contest.
RAY APPLETON VS. JENIFER ALCORN: The No. 2-seeded Appleton, with 29% of the vote, hasn’t made up any ground against Alcorn, a No. 15 seed. The Beehive has gotten a couple of snarky comments from Appleton fans saying we set him up with too tough of a contender in the first round, but, seriously, what did they want? For him to go against Parker instead? (For the record, William Saroyan is comfortably dispatching the Grizzlies mascot, pulling down 83% of the vote.)
CHRIS COLFER VS. THE CALIFORNIA RAISINS: Looks like a certain “Glee” star isn’t feeling as much hometown love as we were expecting. He’s at 44%. Those raisins can be mean.
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So … would it have been less of a “liberal hatchet job” if we’d matched up Autry against Crazy Bernie?